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mr-absentia

“July 26, 1847 - Black settlers - comprised of freed American slaves (helped by the American Colonization Society, a private organization that believed ex-slaves would have greater freedom and equality in Africa) and slaves freed from slave ships - issued a Declaration of Independence and promulgated a constitution, which created the independent Republic of Liberia…

Herman Moll: NEGROLAND and GUINEA. With the European Settlements, Explaining what belongs to England, Holland, Denmark etc., 1729 - from Atlas Minor, originally published in 1727.

(Current Liberia is roughly between Cape Palmas and Cape Mozerado (now Montserrado))”

— from i12bent.tumblr.com (Jul. 26 2011)

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